Softway Systems, Inc. Wednesday
unveiled INTERIX — the first product
to achieve UNIX branding on Windows NT.
INTERIX gives large companies an efficient way to deploy UNIX applications on
Windows NT and realize immediate cost savings and ease-of-use
benefits. INTERIX supplies industry standard UNIX application programming
interfaces and other interfaces, such as shells, over 300 commands, daemons
and other interoperability technology. As a result, customers can run UNIX
applications on Windows NT that are fully integrated with the desktop and
subsystem services in Windows NT.
“We are excited that INTERIX lets customers re-host their legacy UNIX
applications on the Windows NT platform,” said Jim Allchin, senior vice
president at Microsoft. “Customers benefit because INTERIX protects past
investments in UNIX applications while fully leveraging the power of
Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server.”
Wednesday’s announcement is the result of a long-term, binding
agreement that Softway Systems has entered into with The Open Group, owners
of the UNIX trademark, to certify INTERIX as a fully compliant UNIX product.
Final UNIX certification will be based upon the current Interix 2.2
release. Therefore, customers can immediately begin to re-host their UNIX
applications on Windows NT. Final branding will include a certified
hardware platform, which will be announced in the next 45 days. Qualified
customers can obtain a free evaluation copy from the company’s Web site.